Back Forty West

70 Prince St.
New York, NY 10012


  • Mon-Fri 8:30am-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-6pm
  • $$$
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Cozily inhabiting the former Savoy space on a quiet corner in Soho, this restaurant, owned by Peter Hoffman, follows local harvests to produce true, seasonal cooking. Chef Shauna Pacifico turns out generous and nourishing plates like a kale and escarole salad with the big leaves softened on the grill. The casual, walk-in atmosphere makes the space an equally comfortable setting for New Yorkers to sit down for a fried chicken lunch, as it does for tourists visiting nearby boutiques to pop in for a burger. The homey d├ęcor, especially upstairs where the walls hang with crooked illustrations, adds to the friendly vibe. Though the menu changes often, diners can usually expect the kitchen to produce delicious, thoughtful fare.

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